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Behind the Scenes with Jon Stewart

'The Daily Show' Host on Fox News, Obama and the Power of Satire
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On the Power of Satire

"Everyone overestimates the power of satire. There’s a great thing Peter Cook once said. Somebody said to him that the most powerful satirists in history were the cabaret artists in Berlin during the 1930s. And Peter Cook said, 'Yeah, they really showed Hitler, didn’t they?' In a lot of ways that’s how I feel about it."

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